The book is on everyone’s lips. EVERYONE is talking about this book, telling you that it’s a “must read” book. This book has taken the world by storm. Even people who are generally not readers are saying THIS is the book to read. Does this make you nervous?
I’ve been burned before- a book gets so over-hyped by everyone that I read it AND don’t like it. “It happens” is my general thought process- not every book you read is going to be a great one, or even an ok one.
I’ve even come in late on the “hype”- for example The Hunger Games- my brother was promoting the books months before I read them. Between the hype of the movie and him recommending them, i finally read them- and LOVED the trilogy. But other fans had been recommending the books and promoting a hype of the trilogy well before I joined the gang.
Sometimes the hype is worth it, sometimes it’s not.
So what do you do? Do you give in and read the book right then? Or wait till later on when people aren’t just talking about it so much? Is there a book that was completely “over-hyped” that you wish you could get the hours back? Or is there a book that you didn’t join the fan-club fast enough about?
Does social media have much to do with the hype? Or is it strictly word of mouth?